Air Polishing for Today’s Dental Hygienist
A new addition to the biofilm management armamentarium, air polishing offers significant benefits to both patients and clinicians.
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:
- Identify the role of biofilm management in periodontal health.
- Compare and contrast conventional supragingival air polishing with subgingival air polishing.
- Discuss the type of equipment needed in air polishing.
- List strategies for implementing air polishing into the dental hygiene process of care.
This course was published in the October 2018 issue and expires October 2021. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.